Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) – Equities researchers at Dougherty & Co raised their FY2017 EPS estimates for Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Dougherty & Co analyst J. Hamblin now expects that the restaurant operator will earn $4.90 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $4.37. Dougherty & Co has a “Buy” rating and a $150.00 price objective on the stock. Dougherty & Co also issued estimates for Buffalo Wild Wings’ Q4 2017 earnings at $1.63 EPS.

Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on BWLD. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $110.00 target price (down from $150.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC reduced their target price on Buffalo Wild Wings from $165.00 to $144.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Wedbush reaffirmed an “in-line” rating and issued a $115.00 target price (up from $110.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Thursday, October 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut Buffalo Wild Wings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Maxim Group reduced their target price on Buffalo Wild Wings from $180.00 to $165.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, July 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $131.57.

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Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.57. Buffalo Wild Wings had a return on equity of 21.39% and a net margin of 3.17%. The firm had revenue of $496.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $500.97 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.23 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BWLD. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.1% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 842 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $107,000 after acquiring an additional 77 shares in the last quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 95.6% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,565 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $198,000 after acquiring an additional 765 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 9.1% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,577 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $200,000 after acquiring an additional 131 shares in the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC grew its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 73.5% in the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,652 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $209,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, ING Groep NV purchased a new position in Buffalo Wild Wings in the second quarter worth about $236,000. Institutional investors own 88.48% of the company’s stock.

Buffalo Wild Wings Company Profile

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc is the owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants. As of December 25, 2016, the Company’s made-to-order menu items included 16 sauces and five seasonings, ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin. The Company’s restaurants offer 20 to 40 domestic and imported beers on tap, including craft brews, and a selection of bottled beers, wines and liquor.

Earnings History and Estimates for Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD)

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